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MSGP Program Graduate Programs

The following are criteria for admission to the MSGP program:

  1. An overall undergraduate GPA of 2.5/4.0 is the minimum standard required for admission to this program. In recent years the average GPA of accepted applicants has been around 3.4.
  2. A combined verbal plus quantitative GRE score of at least 900 is required. In recent years the average GRE of accepted applicants has been around 1130.
  3. At least 12 semester hours of undergraduate coursework in psychology, (including a course in statistics in the behavioral sciences) is required. Students lacking this requirement may be required to remedy this discrepancy prior to full admission to the program.
  4. Letters of recommendation from three people familiar with the individual's academic background and potential for graduate work are required.
  5. Meeting minimum requirements does not ensure admission into the program. The number of students admitted varies each year as a function of several departmental circumstances. It is clear from the average GRE and GPA scores that sufficient high quality applicants have been available and that GRE scores of less than 1000 and GPA scores of less than 3.00 are often not sufficient for admission.
  6. Admission to the M.S. in General Psychology program does not require a student to take any minimum number of credits per semester. The only constraint upon the pace at which the student pursues the degree is that credits more than six years old may not be counted toward the degree.
  7. Admission application deadline is May 15th.

Average GRE Scores and GPAs for previous years:


Number of

Number Accepted

Mean Undergrad GPA


2008 48 18 3.42 1093
2007 42 18 3.47 1148
2006 39 16 3.46 1094
2005 40 15 3.22 1171
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